Enkoteams SL. AWS Success Story: Remote access to AWS and double factor authentication CISCO DUOMaria Cruz Alcocer
Enkoteams SL, company in the CallCenter sector, whose main activity is to carry out market studies and public opinion polls in Spain and which provides its services to companies in the banking and healthcare sector, contact Solutel as an AWS and CISCO partner so that we can introduce you solution to the problems arising from the state of alarm decreed by the arrival of COVID-19.
The arrival of Covid 19 forced more than 100 employees to be sent home and empowered to telework. They needed to be able to generate remote desktops quickly and safely. Security is a key element because the end customer is from the banking and healthcare sectors. They implemented Amazon WorkSpaces with a rapid deployment. Teleworkers were able to access their desktop from anywhere, anytime with any device. Amazon WorkSpaces is a secure and managed desktop as a service solution.
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What needs arise?
After provisioning remote desktops with AWS, they needed to implement a remote access solution for AWS and a two-factor authentication solution with CISCO DUO.
AWS Remote Access Solution:
- Installation of a Cisco ASAv virtual appliance for the connection of VPN clients using Anyconnect technology.
- Site-to-site VPN connection against an external datacenter to provide secure access to Amazon WorkSpaces clients.
Double factor authentication solution with Cisco DUO:
- Installation of an MFA service interacting with an Active Directory managed on AWS.
- The MFA solution gives secure access to a pool of machines on Amazon Workplaces (Remote Cloud Desktop Solution).
At first, the solution was implemented with the idea of maintaining it during the alarm state, but it has been maintained after de-escalation due to the versatility of the solution and its ease of management.